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Jeffrey Herrmann Named New Managing Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre Board President Becky Lenaburg announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Herrmann as the Rep's incoming managing director, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Herrmann will succeed departing Managing Director Benjamin Moore, who has led the organization for 28 years. (more...)

Animated Hit THE LEGO MOVIE Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 6/17
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Warner Home Video has officially announced that The LEGO Movie will be landing on DVD and Blu-ray on June 17. (more...)

Sarasota Youth Opera Awarded $25,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Sarasota Opera is one of 886 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Sarasota Opera is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support Sarasota Youth Opera programs. (more...)

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Let's Get Working explores Terkel's legacy while showcasing individuals and groups from Chicago and beyond who have been influenced and inspired by Terkel's work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. All events are free and open to the public. (more...)

THE TLAO BARBIE AND G.I. JOE to Open 6/18 at The Complex Ruby Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Hollywood Fringe Festival Favorite, Master Storyteller, and Voiceover Artist, Bill Ratner, the cartoon voice of G.I. Joe's 'Flint,' returns in 2014 with The True Life Adventures of Barbie and G.I. Joe. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. The show runs June 18th through June 28th at The Complex Theaters, Ruby Room (6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are $10 and available at: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1688 (more...)

force/collision Presents JARMAN (ALL THIS MADDENING BEAUTY), Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

force/collision announces its current performance project, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will be livestreamed on HowlRound TV on April 20th at 4:00pm. Inspired by queer avant-garde artist, activist and filmmaker, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) invades the mind and artistic aesthetic of Derek Jarman (The Last of England, Sebastiane, The Tempest) to create a poetic and visually dynamic mash-up of video and live performance. This project will premiere in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Jarman's death. (more...)

Qriously Expands U.S. & U.K. Marketing & Sales Teams, Opens Paris Office
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Asking consumers for their opinions leads to better ad placement and rapid growth for Qriously, the location-based public-opinion company announced today. Qriously, which serves questions on mobile apps to determine consumer intent for brand marketers, has beefed up its marketing and sales departments in the U.S. and the U.K., and has opened an office in Paris to handle increasing sales there. (more...)

BWW Previews: Actors Gives Teens The Stage With New Voices Festival
by Todd Zeigler - Apr 17, 2014

Actors Theatre of Louisville just recently completed its 38th showcasing of career playwrights on the rise in the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Now, the venerable regional theater is doing the same for a group of local teenagers, some of whom have written their first play ever. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Sets Summer K-5 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and Playhouse on Park is offering summer acting programs for Grades K-5. Each program meets two hours a day for two weeks. Students are generally grouped by grade level to focus on age appropriate acting techniques, and each session ends with a final student showcase. (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN IDOL on FOX - Tonight, April 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN IDOL, airing on FOX tonight, April 17, 2014! (more...)

Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and the Jammin' Divas Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

For the first time ever on stage, The Ridgefield Playhouse will present L.T.D. -- Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and the Jammin' Divas -- on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

OWNERS & REALLY REALLY Set for Interrobang Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project has announced its 2014/15 Sseason! Bridging continents and 43 years of theatre history, ITP's 5th Season brings together the first professionally produced plays that launched the careers of two distinctive contemporary playwrights: OWNERS (1972) by the now legendary, groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill and REALLY REALLY (2013) by the tenacious 27-year-old American playwright Paul Downs Calaizzo. These two productions share a common concern with issues of power, entitlement, politics, economics and gender and their critically acclaimed premieres heralded Churchill and Calaizzo, respectively, as writers to watch, bold new Voices with their fingers of the pulse of their generation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD OF OZ For All Audience Members
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 17, 2014

This is an audience participation show. During the director's speech when she would asked the 'munchkins' (what the audience is referred to) if they would be willing to help a few shook their heads 'no'. It was so much fun to watch once the show started, all of the munchkins were almost hopping up to help even before characters asked. (more...)

Next Wave Festival 2014 Begins Its Month Long Celebration in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A tidal wave of new and cutting-edge ideas crashed landed in Melbourne last night with the opening of Next Wave Festival 2014. Commencing with the launch of a new 80-page book about contemporary Indigenous art practice and experiences, which sits at the centre of its keynote initiative Blak Wave, Next Wave Festival 2014 is a city-wide, month-long celebration of new and emerging arts and culture from around Australia and the globe. (more...)

Sarasota Youth Opera Receives a $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Sarasota Opera is one of 886 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Sarasota Opera is recommended for a $25,000 grantto support Sarasota Youth Opera programs. (more...)

Noor Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Toibin will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival. Founded and chaired by Salman Rushdie for a decade, the Festival brings together writers and public intellectuals from around the globe to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on issues central to individual rights and freedoms. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present ALTAR BOYZ, 5/15-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band "holy hit" musical Altar Boyz running May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts. With a book by Kevin Del Aguila and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Altar Boyz is directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien with an ensemble cast of Robert Hager, Adam Hoyak, Billy Kametz, Michael Linden, and Nicholas Park. (more...)

ATC Announces AracaWorks: Chicago; Replaces 'LITTLE SHOP' with New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

American Theater Company announces a new partnership with The Araca Group (Broadway producers of Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View From the Bridge, among others) in the development of new American plays in Chicago. The two organizations will partner to produce AracaWorks: Chicago, a weekend of readings of world premiere American plays from August 7-9, 2014 in Chicago. One of the three plays will receive a year of development, including a workshop production the following summer at ATC. (more...)

Playwright Nilo Cruz Wins 2014 Greenfield Prize in Drama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation have presented Nilo Cruz with the 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama at a celebration dinner in Sarasota, FL. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview tonight, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC tonight, April 16, 2014! (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Previews begin at Center Stage next week for Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the show arrives from a run that was hailed by critics as 'Undeniably funny' and 'excellent!' (Kansas City Star). The co-production is under the direction of Kansas City Rep's Artistic Director Eric Rosen, and brings to Baltimore three of Kansas City's cast members, including Tony Award-nominee Barbara Walsh, who last appeared at Center Stage as Desiree in 2008's A Little Night Music. (more...)

Rare Celebrates 25 Million In Year One
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rare.us, a Cox Media Group property, today celebrates its first anniversary with more than 25 million annual page views and 8.5 million unique visitors. Known for practical, positive news and entertainment that highlights how conservative thinking makes everyday life better, Rare enjoys 2 million page views per month just one year after its high-profile launch in Washington, DC. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season - BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL WITH ANDRE WATTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony announces an exhilarating year of classic concertos, symphonies, expressive aria, and contemporary works. Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth. From André Watts, who teams with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, to the resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Classical, Family, and Chamber recital season subscriptions are now available to hear outstanding performances by Michigan's premier regional orchestra and renowned guest soloists. Single tickets go on sale July 21, 2014 (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN IDOL on FOX - Tonight, April 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN IDOL, airing on FOX tonight, April 16, 2014! (more...)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Presents A FINE CENTENNIAL, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, partners with The Fine Family, The Irving Fine Society, and Brandeis University and its Department of Music to pay tribute to three central figures of the mid-century Boston musical landscape - Irving Fine, Harold Shapero and Arthur Berger. Celebrating Irving Fine's (1914-1962) centennial, BMOP spotlights this trio of lifelong friends and composers who advanced a unique vision for American music that incorporated the neoclassicism of Stravinsky, the clean elegance of Copland, and the edginess of serialism, all with a highly personal stamp. Click here to view program details. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Radcliffe Greets Theatregoers at CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Stage Door
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

The Cripple of Inishmaan, which comes to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at West End's Noel Coward Theatre, opens on Broadway on 4/20 and features 10,000 tickets being sold for only $27. The show is drawing in scores of young theatregoers, something the cast and creative team are very excited to see - including star Daniel Radcliffe himself! Check out the full video here! (more...)

Brilliant MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR Parody Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2014

The furry and rambunctious cast of Jim Henson's iconic The Muppets lend their unique talents to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR via an impressively inventive new album experiment titled MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Offer PAGE TO STAGE & WRITE ON! this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Theater at Monmouth will celebrate 45 years of arts education for young people throughout Maine with two arts learning programs: Page to Stage and the Write On! Student Playwriting Project. Each program provides students hands-on opportunities to explore their creative Voices with professional artists. For grades pre-k to 8, TAM's Page to Stage Tour brings a world premiere adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett's My Father's Dragon to schools across the state. The second annual Write On! Student Playwriting Project invites students in grades 5 through 12 to make their Voices heard by submitting their own original plays for a opportunity to be presented in TAM's 2014 Summer Season. (more...)

5th Annual Las Vegas Broadway Bares Set for Planet Hollywood Showroom, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Returning for its fifth year, Las Vegas Broadway Bares presents "Got Wood?" on Friday, May 2 at 11:59 p.m. at the Planet Hollywood Showroom. (more...)

Broadway Concerts Direct to Present SARAH RICE & FRIENDS Every Friday at the Classic Quiche Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

You don't have to travel all the way to NYC in order to hear songs from theatre, jazz, Great American and International Song Books and classical stages performed by award-winning singers & instrumentalists. At Classic Quiche in Teaneck, NJ on the last Friday of each month, through November, Broadway Concerts Direct presents top performers in a cozy, intimate salon type setting, with an eclectic mix of musical styles and delicious food. -- All in one evening! We are hoping to turn this into an ongoing Salon series of musical treasures. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WE WILL ROCK YOU at PPAC Lives Up to Its Title
by Robert Barossi - Apr 16, 2014

It's not every rock band or musical act that could successfully create musical based on its many widely varying songs. There has to be a certain uniformity, power and resonance to the music, all of the music, carrying through many songs, rather than just one or two 'greatest hits.' And they have to be songs that can be strung together to create a cohesive whole that works as a musical with a plot, story, characters, etc. If there's any proof that it can be done, and done smashingly well, it's found in We Will Rock You, the 'rock theatrical' created through the combination of British writer Ben Elton and the music of Queen. (more...)

PILOT Nights to Team with Birmingham Hippodrome and Lou Lomas for First-Ever PILOT Sites, May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

On Thursday 1st May 2014 PILOT Nights, the region's best loved work-in-progress performance platform, is teaming up with Birmingham Hippodrome and Independent Outdoor Arts Producer Lou Lomas to present the first ever PILOT Sites. (more...)

DanceWorks 2014 to Feature Verb Ballets, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cleveland Public Theatre's DanceWorks 2014 presents Verb Ballets running May 1-3, 2014. 'Verb is honored to participate in DanceWorks because it supports the vision both organizations to support and foster emerging talent. The opportunity to focus on experimental work and push the boundaries of dance is vital to Verb's mission to expand audience passion in contemporary dance. In closing the season the choreographers on the program will explore the fusion of dance and art,' said Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Song List Revealed for Remaining Finalists!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL history, the theme of tonight's show will be 'Competitior's Pick,' in which the remaining seven finalists select a tune for each of their competitors. (more...)

Dana A. Alkandari Releases THE REAL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Telling the story of four adventurous friends on their journey through life's trials and triumphs, author Dana A. Alkandari's new book 'The Real Life' (published by AuthorHouse) exemplifies the value of friendship, perseverance and dream-building in a world where hostility and negativity lie in wait. (more...)

Montreal's Leading Independent Theatre Companies Launch 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The 2014-2015 season launch of some of Montreal's leading independent professional English theatre companies took place Monday afternoon. (more...)

Mark Straton to Lead Sales and Marketing at GridPoint
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

As Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Mr. Straton led Siemens Communications global marketing divisions in enterprise networks, and in the United States led carrier networks, mobile networks and mobile phones for divisions of up to $5 billion from 2000 to 2012. Mr. Straton is most recognized for his marketing and sales expertise in managing technology disruptions successfully. While at Siemens, he led the global market brand introductions for developing portfolios including Voice-over-IP (HiPath), Unified Communications (OpenScape), Communications Convergence (LifeWorks) and communication cloud services (OpenScape Cloud Services) resulting in sales of over 50 million B2B licenses to date. (more...)

Phil Coulter Releases New Album ECHOES OF HOME on 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Phil Coulter is a musical renaissance man. As composer, producer, artist, arranger and musical director Coulter seems to have done it all, from producing the seminal albums by Planxty that ignited the Irish traditional music renaissance to hits by pure pop group The Bay City Rollers to composing and directing the global sensation Celtic Thunder. (more...)

Hamilton Leithauser, Spottiswoode & His Enemies and More to Perform at Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of performances now through April 27. Check out the full schedule and details below! (more...)

Snuff Box Theatre to Present BITCH BOXER As Part of BRIGHTON FRINGE, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Following sell-out runs across the world, multi-award-winning and internationally touring Snuff Box Theatre bring the "phenomenal" BITCH BOXER to TOM The Old Market as part of Brighton Fringe. (more...)

Drayton Arms Theatre and PostScript Theatre to Stage World Premiere of YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, May 6-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday's Tomorrow, a serviceman's love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey. (more...)

Archipelago Books Offers Discount on Select Titles for National Poetry Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Archipelago Books is offering 60% off select titles in celebration of National Poetry Month. To obtain this discount at checkout, use Coupon Code: NPM2014 (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Mighty 5 Open-Air Concert Tour, 8/11-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Utah Symphony led by Music Director Thierry Fischer will tour Utah's red rock country, home to the state's five iconic national parks, in August 2014 with free outdoor performances surrounded by the landscape of Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. Presented by the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, The Mighty 5® Tour represents a collaboration between two of Utah's great treasures, the state's leading arts organization, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, and the unparalleled natural beauty of Utah's red rock country preserved within the five national parks, collectively known as "The Mighty 5." (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS is a Captivating Look at the Dark Side of America
by Jeff Davis - Apr 15, 2014

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BWW Reviews: A Noise Within Presents Resonating Version of Inge's COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Don Grigware - Apr 15, 2014

Come Back, Little Sheba/by William Inge/directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott/a Noise Within, Pasadena/through May 17 (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES the Theme for Musical Monday in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 15, 2014

Rock of Ages the theme for Musical Monday, presented by Musical Theater Heritage, played on the stage at the Off Center Theatre on April 14. Kristin Hanggi the Tony Award nominated Broadway director is in Kansas City for the production. Hangii came on stage to talk about the songs and the production of the Broadway musical. She holds a Masterclass for Musical Theater Heritage on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Musical Monday, usually a one-night show, runs for a second night on Tuesday April 15. (more...)

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